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Toshiba Satellite L30-10V 15.4" Intel Core Duo T2080 1.73 GHz 1GB RAM 60GB Vista Home - £349.83 del
Toshiba Satellite L30-10V 15.4" Intel Core Duo T2080 1.73 GHz 1GB RAM 60GB Vista Home - £349.83 del

Toshiba Satellite L30-10V 15.4" Intel Core Duo T2080 1.73 GHz 1GB RAM 60GB Vista Home - £349.83 del

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Toshiba Satellite L30-10V Intel Core Duo T2080 1.73 GHz 512MB 60GB DVD±RW WLAN 15.4" Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic - £349.99 delivered @ ebuyer !

Edit: Add an extra 512mb RAM (total 1GB) & lower the price by 16p..

Description : The Satellite L30 is a cost effective desktop replacement Notebook that offers a balance between mobile computing and affordability.With built in wireless networking and Windows Vista this notebook is ideal for home or business use. The Dual Core processor and easily upgradeable memory offer competitive performance while the optical drive is capable of writing both dvds and cds.

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Original Poster

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Don't forget the code/ option at the bottom for a further free 512Mb of memory. Well 1p i think.

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mcparland

Don't forget the code/ option at the bottom for a further free 512Mb of … Don't forget the code/ option at the bottom for a further free 512Mb of memory. Well 1p i think.



OMG.. you pay less after adding an extra 512Mb RAM :whistling:

Well spotted mcparland :thumbsup:


Toshiba Satellite L30-10V - £349.99

Toshiba Satellite L30-10V + 512mb extra RAM - £349.83 !!

I got one of these a few weeks ago but with a lower spec cpu. It's a good machine & solidly built BUT the battery life is rubbish :x - approx 40 mins with wifi on, 1 hr with wifi off & screen brightness turned down. Watching a dvd it lasts for 40 mins too.

Mine came with Vista but was quite slow, even with 2GB of RAM so I ended up doing a clean install of Windows XP Pro & now it runs much better. XP drivers available from the tosh website.

Decent batteries never appear on budget laptops tbh and they arn't designed to be off power because of that.

4cells tend to be the norm unless a midrange/high end laptop model, some nicer makes do 6 cells like dell standards, but dell offers great £11 upgrade to a 9cell which makes all the difference if you need it off power occasionally.

Real laptops that need no AC for lengthy periods of time are the ultra portables with extended batteries lasting over 8hours+ but tend to be £1000+

dwl99

I got one of these a few weeks ago but with a lower spec cpu. It's a good … I got one of these a few weeks ago but with a lower spec cpu. It's a good machine & solidly built BUT the battery life is rubbish :x - approx 40 mins with wifi on, 1 hr with wifi off & screen brightness turned down. Watching a dvd it lasts for 40 mins too.



Which cpu was the lower spec one ? Was it a Celeron/Sempron ? Just that would explain the awful battery life.

schizoboy

dell offers great £11 upgrade to a 9cell which makes all the difference … dell offers great £11 upgrade to a 9cell which makes all the difference if you need it off power occasionally.



Yeah, I think I would go for the Dell Vostro instead, it has 2GB of RAM and can be had with a 9 cell battery for about the same money. And you can specify XP Pro instead of the latest Beta version of Vista

tef89

Which cpu was the lower spec one ? Was it a Celeron/Sempron ? Just that … Which cpu was the lower spec one ? Was it a Celeron/Sempron ? Just that would explain the awful battery life.



It was a Celeron :-(

dwl99

It was a Celeron :-(


Are you saying that you got a celeron processor instead of the advertised 1.72ghz core duo processor?

No, they ordered a different model!

my gf's tosh has a celeron m inside and her battery does almost 2 hours with wifi on. can easily watch a whole dvd on it too. Its xp home and 1Gb ram

shanecr

my gf's tosh has a celeron m inside and her battery does almost 2 hours … my gf's tosh has a celeron m inside and her battery does almost 2 hours with wifi on. can easily watch a whole dvd on it too. Its xp home and 1Gb ram



Lucky her! I contacted Toshiba but they said that this was the normal level of performance. I also got a second battery on eBay & it lasts the same time.

It's a great laptop as long as you don't need to use it for more than 40 mins when you're away from a power supply.

Celeron's are industry known for providing considerably less battery life in laptops, the celeron is a cheap way of providing an entry level into many notebook ranges but as they were not originally designed with stepped power output the trade off is battery life.

A core 2 duo is far better, both in power and battery longevity.

Dell Vostro 1000 is a better deal - hurry up cos the offer on them ends today

(£351 - AMD dual core, 120gb, 2gb, vista biz, VAT, Delivery)

This unit goes up £60 after today.

Anyone know what graphics card this comes with... if any?

Animons

Anyone know what graphics card this comes with... if any?



ATI Radeon Xpress 200M I think. It's not dedicated though and uses up to 256mb of system RAM.

MBeeching

ATI Radeon Xpress 200M I think. It's not dedicated though and uses up to … ATI Radeon Xpress 200M I think. It's not dedicated though and uses up to 256mb of system RAM.



Thanks,
thought as much but was just wondering as this is touted as a desktop replacement.
My definition of a desktop replacement would normally "have to" include a dedicated graphics card in order to replace a desktop.

I just compared this with the Vostro 1000 on offer....I reckon the Vostro spanks this in terms of spec

shanecr

my gf's tosh has a celeron m inside and her battery does almost 2 hours … my gf's tosh has a celeron m inside and her battery does almost 2 hours with wifi on. can easily watch a whole dvd on it too. Its xp home and 1Gb ram



That's a Celeron M and they will provide pretty decent batter performance. It really depends on what revision of Celeron dwl99 has. If it's a Celeron D then that explains it all...

Without the extra RAM the spec was OK for the money, you'd really need to bring it up to 1GB as a minimum to do that processor justice... and you can do just that for nothing extra :thumbsup:

Yep, that Vostro is a better deal. I'd rather have a C2D over the AMD but not at the cost of 1GB less RAM and half the HD space!

Original Poster

Neiliboy

I just compared this with the Vostro 1000 on offer....I reckon the Vostro … I just compared this with the Vostro 1000 on offer....I reckon the Vostro spanks this in terms of spec



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